18 patients in Indian hospitals died as a result of short circuit the power went out and stopped working the ventilation devices, reported the news Agency France Presse.
According to this information, strong torrential rains in Chennai caused flooding, and water flooded the hall with generators of the hospital. As a result, the building was de-energized and disconnected, including medical devices in the ICU.
Authorities are investigating suspicions of negligence committed by the hospital management.
All flood victims in Chennai were more than 280 people. Several of them died as a result of electric shocks.
In the last days the water began to subside, but some parts of the city still flooded. Water rose two to three meters.